Work on health and well-being in 2020, earn up to $220!

January 15, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Each year, more than 20,000 employees take advantage of MHealthy Rewards. They learn about their health and choose to take steps to maintain or improve it. For extra motivation, they can also earn up to $220.

Registration for U-M’s annual health and well-being incentive program is now open to benefits-eligible U-M faculty and staff. The 2020 program includes two familiar steps:

  • Step 1: Register by completing the 2020 StayWell online health questionnaire by May 15 
  • Step 2: Earn points by completing eligible activities by June 12

Brad Gary, a clinical research study coordinator for breast and neurologic oncology at the Rogel Cancer Center, said MHealthy Rewards serves as his reminder to invest in his health every year.

“I have a high stress job where I have to be present for every patient I see,” said Gary. “How am I going to be my best if I’m not taking care of my own health?

“At the hospital, we try to improve our patients’ lives. U-M looks at its employees with the same amount of care and respect, and I feel honored to work for a place that takes my health in consideration.” 

Earn $100 for completing healthy activities

Once registered, employees can complete health-related activities to earn points. Earn 100 points by June 12 to earn a $100 reward.

More than 20 activities in a variety of health areas qualify for Rewards. Activities are worth 25, 50 or 100 points each. Returning favorites include:

  • Active U
  • Daily Dash
  • SleepWell
  • MHealthy exercise and relaxation classes (winter session only)
  • 21-Day Meditation
  • Ready to Lose
  • Colorful Choices, and more

To ensure confidentiality, U-M continues to partner with StayWell, a national provider of health improvement services. A complete list of activities, point values and completion requirements is on the StayWell portal.

Visit the MHealthy Rewards site to access the portal.

“I sometimes struggle with anxiety and took the online meditation program to help,” said Gary. “My anxiety isn’t going away but I learned helpful techniques that I still use to this day.”

More categories eligible for $120 fitness membership reimbursement

Employees who register for Rewards will again qualify for a fitness membership reimbursement. Verify payments to earn a $12 credit for every month from January through October 2020. Verify up to 10 months to get up to $120.

Twelve categories are eligible this year, including five new ones:

  • Health clubs and gyms
  • Community centers
  • Yoga facilities
  • Pilates facilities
  • Spinning facilities
  • Barre facilities
  • CrossFit facilities
  • Aerobic fitness studio memberships (New)
  • Boot camp facility memberships (New)
  • Streaming fitness memberships / subscriptions (New)
  • Boxing and kickboxing memberships (New)
  • Rock climbing gym memberships (New)

U-M partners with IncentFit to administer the fitness membership reimbursement.  

More information about MHealthy Rewards:

  • It is open to benefits-eligible U-M faculty and staff
  • Click here to visit the MHealthy Rewards website
  • Learn about the fitness membership reimbursement